KALE BY EMILY

“You’ll enjoy the cake and the kale much more when they are not tied to your worthiness.”  Rebecca Scritchfield

So here, hot off the internet, are ten good reasons to eat kale.  Following that, I’ll give you two super ways to prepare the kale so you might actually enjoy eating it.  Yes, I bought a large bag of kale after visiting my granddaughter who is the Queen of Kale.  She actually makes it taste like more!

Kale Is Among The Most Nutrient-Dense Foods on The Planet

 Kale Is Loaded With Powerful Antioxidants

Kale Is an Excellent Source of Vitamin C

Kale Can Help Lower Cholesterol, Which Could Reduce The Risk of Heart Disease

Kale Is One of The World’s Best Sources of Vitamin K

There Are Numerous Cancer-Fighting Substances in Kale

Kale Is High in Beta-Carotene

Kale Is a Good Source of Minerals That Most of Us Don’t Get Enough Of

Kale Is High in Lutein and Zeaxanthin, Powerful Nutrients That Protect Your Eyes

Kale Might Help You Lose Weight

To prepare kale that you actually might like, try my granddaughter’s method.  First, buy kale that’s already washed and chopped.  Next, massage the kale.  That’s right.  Put some into a bowl or bag and get your hands in there.  Massage away.  This should only take a minute or two to get the fibers to break down.

After that, it will take only another minute in a hot pan with a bit of oil to sauté the kale to a lovely tenderness.  Add a squeeze of lemon juice, if you like, and enjoy.

kale

I put the kale on a rollup along with some sliced avocado and some scrambled eggs, which are hidden by the kale.  A rollup is my go-to meal when I’m lunching alone at home.  Lot’s of good things and not a lot of dishes to clean up.

The second way I love kale are kale chips.  That’s simply a matter of massaging kale pieces with oil, placing them in a single layer on a baking sheet, and sprinkling them with nutritional yeast.  In 10 or 15 minutes at 350 degrees you’ve got yourself a great snack.

k chips

Rumor has it that a small amount of tahini along with a squeeze of lemon massaged into kale also bakes up into a great snack.   Going have to try that too.

Loveya – The Grandma

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Artist, African hand drum student, yoga neophyte, and Grandmother of 22 or so grandchildren. I enjoy cooking and writing. I value good friends and quiet times for reading.

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